Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ShowerFrustration Works almost too well
Okay...we built our home in 2010. It's wonderful and we have all American Standard faucets, shower, toilet etc. The real complaint is that our downstairs shower valve (anti-scald) keeps "popping". Meaning the water is coming out hot and then it "pops" not allowing you to continue to turn the water to hot. It's like there is a brick wall in the handle. The first time it did it (two winters ago), we replaced the valve - no big deal and we went on with life. The next year, it "popped" again and we replaced it. Again, not a big deal thinking it's keeping us safe. However, it has now done it for a third time and third year in a row. Now we have to replace it again. It's getting expensive. The upstairs shower has the exact same head/hardware/valves and we've never had a problem. So although the anti-scald thing is great, for some reason it overdoes it's job on our downstairs shower. Yes, I still recommend it for the safety feature but this is the last time I'm replacing it. It does it again and I'll get something completely different.
November 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JULIE NOT AS DESCRIBED!
If I could give this zero starts I would. We ordered this valve based on the 1/2" measurements and when our plumber went to install it he found that the cold and hot water inlets were not 1/2" as stated in the product info and in the paperwork that comes with the valve but 3/8" . When I called American Standard they agreed that all inlets should be 1/2" and to just return it and get a new one. Not only do we not have a a Home Depot in our town to easily return things (we ordered online) but the inlets on the valve are machined on. So it wasn't like someone accidentally put on the wrong size. So we went ahead and ordered a new one. Well, no big surprise, the second one was also incorrect. After contacting the manufacturer again and letting them know that the valve is defective and getting absolutely no resolution, we just went ahead and ordered a regular valve and had our plumber fit it to the Pex. VERY FRUSTRATING!! If I didn't like the fixture that this valve goes with so much I would have returned everything and gone with a whole different company.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Flipper Ease of use
This is the only valve that gives you volume control and temperature control in a single lever valve. It is unbeatable for the price.
January 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CaliGirl Volume Control
This is one of the few valves on the market that provides volume control on a Pressure Balance valve at a competitive price.
April 9, 2012